Posts Tagged ‘Media’

We are told that the media must always strive to be objective; that they have to ensure that both sides to the story are told in equal measure. (more…)

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Biased information spreads like a virus, it’s toxic, mutates, infects and is potentially life threatening!  It is implicated in some of the worst atrocities in human history from the Holocaust to the Rwandan Genocide. (more…)

By Gad Ntambara

Recent media reports in the UK press of the British Police warning two Rwandan exiles that they were at risk of being assassinated by the Rwandan government sparked more questions than answers as to the motive behind handling such kind of unsubstantiated serious allegation on another state through the media.  (more…)

By Prof. Gerise Herndon–December 5, 2010

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press: for most U.S. citizens, these self-evident ideals form our nation’s foundation. Rwanda, the site of the most efficient genocide in history with a million Tutsis dead after 100 days, complicated how I make sense of those terms. (more…)

By Sophia Kagan 24 April 2008

The Prosecutor v. Nahimana, Barayagwiza and Ngeze, popularly dubbed the Media case, involved the prosecution of three individuals alleged to have been the masterminds behind a media campaign to desensitize the Hutu population and incite them to murder the Tutsi population in Rwanda in 1994. (more…)

By Allan Thompson

Those who work to build the capacity of the media in Rwanda are soon confronted by a conundrum, a sort of journalistic chicken and egg syndrome. Is it possible, or even appropriate, for outside actors to contribute to building the capacity of the media sector in a post-conflict environment where press freedom still faces overwhelming challenges? (more…)

By Howard Adelman

In 1994, between 6 April and mid- July—a period of 99 days of mayhem—approximately 500,000-800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were slaughtered in Rwanda in a systematically planned genocide. (more…)